CBS News Mobile U.S. Soldiers Charged in Afghan Civilian Murders
there's a disturbing development in a story first reported in May involving U.S. soldiers accused of killing civilians in cold blood. Twelve soldiers have been charged in the case. If the charges are proven, this was the platoon from hell. CBSNews.com Special Report: Afghanistan Complete Coverage: 9/11 Nine Years Later Five American soldiers accused of murdering Afghan civilians just because they could, seven more involved in the cover-up; plus mutilating corpses, taking pot shots at Afghan civilians, smoking hashish, and beating up a private who blew the whistle. They may have done more harm to the American cause in Afghanistan than any equivalent number of Taliban could hope to cause.